Month: September 2016

Backing up N64 Games, Part 1: Windows 98

Picture of ‘GameShark Pro’

Recently, I obtained a piece of hardware called the ‘GameShark Pro’ to back up Nintendo 64 games. It has a parallel port on back to communicate with the computer. But, the software it uses is outdated and proprietary. And only works with Windows 98. It took about two weeks to get Windows 98 to install on my hardware, the longest it’s taken for me to install an operating system. And being so old, it has no Ethernet drivers or support for my display’s resolution. So, after a long adventure I can be comfortable on the internet and backup my games… Almost. I still need an old male-female LPT cable.